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Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of his success—multinational businesses, vast wealth, a loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
©2011 E L James (P)2012 Random House
fun erotica in romance genre
realistic modern adolescent
already too many books
Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee sang the title (of this review) in 1946
I would have enjoyed it more if it was narrated by someone else, but it was mostly the story I found lacking.
Maybe nothing, I think most of my dissapointment came from all the attention this series is receiving. I never would have listened to this book if it wasn't the #1 best seller. I found it boring, simple, and cheesy.
if you can get past the cheesy parts, the love scenes were pretty erotic
A sign language interpreter who finds herself in the car a LOT, traveling from assignment to assignment. Audible saved me from road rage! :)
I would have varied the language use--the vocabulary choices. Get a thesaurus, for goodness' sake! "Oh my..." What 20 something woman says that nowadays--or in the last 50 years??? And how many times can someone "murmur"? Can he/she not also mutter, mumble, or utter under his/her breath??? (Mind you, those are but three of MANY options available rather than repeatedly using the same word.)
There were so many unrealistic points made. Yes, it has it's steamy side, but at what cost? I won't be the spoiler for anyone who's not read it yet, but seriously?!? Especially the first night into the next day. His words to her are ridiculous. And her "inner goddess"??? Ugh!
Whom would I cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe? ANYONE ELSE who can read clearly; depict individual characters distinctly; pronounce words correctly, and use proper intonation and inflection. Ms. Battoe's voice became irritating to a point of such distraction I have not been able to get past the first part of the book. I would absolutely not consider purchasing the other Audible volumes of the Grey series since she has narrated them as well. If I am to pursue the end of this book, I will buy the digital copy; read it myself, and hope that Ms. Battoe's voice does not sound through my head as I read the written word. I do hope she is a better actress than narrator.
Did it inspire me to do anything? The Audible version of Fifty Shades of Grey inspired me to READ!
I have been a big fan of Audible's choices of narrators until now. If there were a way to request a refund, I would most certainly do so. This was a complete train wreck!
The books are not well written, incredibly repetitive, there is little character development, and the sex scenes are, well, vanilla.
I don't know to say, I can't agree with the past reviews. I like Becca Battoe's voice, I think her inflection and tone is appropriate. It took some time to get used too because well lets face it,middle age women like myself, find the way young people talk a little annoying, but in the case of Anna Steel's charactor I found it endearing.
I haven't read anything like this before. It was an experience.
Without reservation, Anna Steele
I did have an extreme reaction. I was drawn in by Anna's disciption of every detailed emotional response. I loved it!!!
I had reservations about reading this book. I thought it might be distasteful and I wouldn't enjoy it, however, I was wrong it is the most interesting book I have read/listened to in a very long time. I'm glad was open minded.
The triology is really amazing. It really goes into the mind and explores the damage of abuse and neglect at an early age. The subsequent way Christian regains control of his life can be considered shocking, but it really explores the way one mind chooses to cope.
You can't judge this trilogy based on expecting a normal romance novel, now ever the closest I can come to a comparison is Megan Harts "Broken"
It was okay. Not tremendous, not bad.
Struggling for Control
Would make a great mini series, but don't compromise the book by trying to fit it into a 2 hour movie!
No idea...I dont have time to read..I have to listen during "life"..it was read by Becca Bardot...she did a great job.
The college graduation...the narrator read it awesome. Made it very real.
F--k the contract.
Prepare for desires you never knew you had!
I am HOOKED to 50 shades...have read all 3 books in less than a month...cannot wait for a movie rendition!!
Maybe ....but no hurry
The readers were fine
Seriously? I am no prude but this was just wierd.
Just go rent porno. At least it doesn't pretend to be anything else. But hey ...to each his (her) own. I wouldn't argue with anyone wjo enjoyed it.
California Gold Rush
THe narrator in this book absolutely ruined the whole story for me, and when she tried to lower her voice to sound like a man, it made the whole story seem RIDICULOUS!!! What a waste of time and money!
The voice of the narrator was the most annoying voice ever. Drove me nuts. The content was gross and monotonous. I'll never choose another book just because it is a New York Times best seller again.
Less sex scene details and more story line.
Totally detracted from the book. I couldn't stand her voice. Valley girl voice. Ugh!!
80% of the sex scenes. I normally like that part of books but too much in this book
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